Category Archives: Rapel Valley / Valle Rapel

Casillero del Diablo Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is produced by Concho y Toro named Casillero del Diablo– ‘cellar of the devil’.  The alcohol content is 13.5% – carmeneres have so many different styles – this style is on the predominate spice -fruit side as opposed … Continue reading

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Santa Carolina Reserva Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Roasted blueberry-cassis, fennel, tamarind and chocolate. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also … Continue reading

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Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Rapel Valley Carménère – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 86% Carménère, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. The recent Wines of Chile tour to San Franciso highlighted how the Chilean nations beloved grape is increasing in quality; the artistry of the winemaker is evident.  This … Continue reading

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Lapostelle Casa Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dense and muscular; roasted game, anise, fennel and intense earthen qualities of mushroom and scent of plum orchard. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Undurraga Aliwen Rapel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Syrah.  Complex and well developed; broiled bramble fruit, white pepper, chile Ancho, and scent of leather and cedar. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Tierra Andina Rapel Valley Reserve Carménère – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Midsummer herbs enveloping blueberry-boysenberry, baking spices and the evocative scent coming from a plum orchard in Fall. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Rayun Rapel Valley Syrah – 2007 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I was excited to see the closure was a screw-cap much preferred to a  synthetic closure.  This wine exhibits cranberry, strawberry, toast, clove and fennel.  A very nice value–purchased at Bi-Rite in San Francisco for under $8.00. *** A plethora … Continue reading

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